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Kimber Custom II or Colt 1991

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by thegoodfight, Jul 9, 2008.

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Kimber Custom II or Colt 1991

  1. Kimber Custom II

    33 vote(s)
    44.6%
  2. Colt 1991

    41 vote(s)
    55.4%
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  1. thegoodfight

    thegoodfight member

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    What would you choose? Kimber or Colt? Both are similarly priced.
     
  2. hankdatank1362

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    Are you planning on any customization?

    A trip to the gunsmith?
     
  3. thegoodfight

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    Well I own a Custom II already...I wanted to try out an entry level colt. It's probably not really a step up or down buying the colt.
     
  4. jdc1244

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    Colt 1991 - i have one and it's been excellent.
     
  5. Old Dog

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    I never thought I'd ever be saying this in public (long-time Colt fan) ... but, having recently purchased both new Kimbers and new Colt's, both brands' entry-level and top-of-the-line models ... I'll buy a new Kimber over a new Colt product these days, every time. Yes, I know Kimber makes more use of MIM parts, but frankly, I believe Kimber's current level of quality control exceeds Colt's, and you simply get more features on the Kimbers (i.e., night sights, frontstrap checkering, better fit and finish, etc.) for the money.
     
  6. presspuller

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    All things being equal I would get the Kimber.
     
  7. Defensory

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    Another vote for Kimber.
     
  8. 10-Ring

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    I've owned both -- but I still own Colt
     
  9. MaterDei

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    Kimber! Better (IMO) and cheaper.
     
  10. kcshooter

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    If the Kimber was a pre-series-II, I'd have to really think hard. But since it's a series II pistol, no contest.

    I'd get the Colt.


    (Just so nobody thinks I'm being a Colt snob, I own a Kimber Ultra Carry, and carry it almost every day. It is my most often carried sidearm. I also own a Colt 1991.)
     
  11. rugerfreak

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    Colt---never been impressed with Kimber 1911's---just something not quite right with em.
     
  12. Defensory

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    I own a couple Kimber series II's, and both have performed flawlessly after a combined 9000+ rounds. No malfunctions of any kind whatsoever, even during the break-in period. I shoot both hardballs and hollow points.

    Whereas I've owned a Colt and a Springfield that were nothing but trouble. I sold the Colt and returned the Springfield to the dealer.
     
  13. thegoodfight

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    tight race....
     
  14. steelyblue

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    Kimber gives me more for my money. Colt can get you more for resale. I believe you can't go wrong with a used Kimber. My used Kimber Eclipse Target II cost me $669. It has target night sights, all stainless, front strap checkering, and it groups terrific. It hasn't had a hickup in over 2000 rounds. Both of my Kimbers have been flawless, despite what I've read on the forums.:neener:
     
  15. weisse52

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    A Colt is always the right answer.
     
  16. Hunter0924

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    I choose Colt.
    The Colt has much less MIM parts and is built closer to specs than the Kimber.
     
  17. glockman19

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    If you have a Kimber Custom II already then I'd build it up. Ambi Safety, night sights, polish the feed ramp add a Match barrel & bushing and adjust the trigger to where you like it.
     
  18. lechiffre

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  19. JDGray

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    Sorry to here someone stole your Kimber:D
     
  20. Ske1etor

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    I would go with the Kimber. I haven't been that impressed with Colts production lately.
     
  21. John G

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    I've got a Colt 1991 Compact model. Happy as a clam.
     
  22. 8830

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    I've owned both and would buy the Colt again.
     
  23. [FH]K96

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    I am very pleased with my Colt XSE.
     
  24. Polish_Pounder

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    To leave stock I would go for a Kimber in a second, but I voted Colt because it is a classy base on which to build a nice semi-custom. You can have a very personalized gun for under $1400, and best of all, it's a Colt :D

    -Polish
     
  25. mcmoyer

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    I currently own two Colts (Govt & Commander) & a newly purchased Kimber C2. Love'm all but voted Colt just because I've had them longer.
     
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